Tuesday, July 17, 2012
It's almost back-to-school time: the orientation for Milford High School freshmen is Aug. 16.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. If you crave a Slurpee, the travel distance just got shorter. The 7-Eleven in Milford opened over the weekend at 127 Main St. At lunchtime Monday, workers from the Milford Highway Department were seen inside, getting snacks and trying out the new self-serve soda machines. The store takes the place of a gas station that closed several years ago. 2. The orientation at Milford High School for freshmen, and students new to the school, will be from 9 to 11:30 Aug. 16. 3. A reminder: this coming weekend is the Portuguese Picnic and Parade. 4. If you sweltered through …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Milford was expected to hit 91 degrees Monday, the first of three days in the 90s.
It was hard to find any relief in Milford Monday from the heat, but people did their best. A steady stream of customers came into the newly opened 7-Eleven on Main Street, to try out the Slurpee flavors. And the parking lot was filling up by 2 p.m. at the Fino Memorial Pool. At Milford High School, work went on as scheduled to paint lane stripes on the new track surface. Ryan Pierce, owner of New England Track and Field Striping, said he would continue working despite the heat. He and a co-worker were just taking steps to stay hydrated. "we're used to it," he said.
An Eagle Scout candidate in a Milford troop has created raised planter beds for Hopedale Housing tenants.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. James Symmes, an Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 4 in Milford, recently built raised vegetable garden boxes for the residents at Hopedale Housing. He has collected donations for the Eagle Scout project for several months, received cash donations from family and friends, a 10 percent discount from Home Depot, and a generous donation of timber from Consigli Construction. 2. Sean Bielat, a candidate for the U.S. Senate for the Fourth District, will hold a town hall forum in Milford Monday. Bielat, a Republican candidate, will be at St. Mary of the Assumption Church …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The track at Milford High School is getting the final coating of a running surface. It will be closed until the work is completed.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. A contractor has started preparation for the final layer of track surface at Milford High School. Workers on Thursday placed a thick plastic sheeting over the adjoining artificial field turf, to protect it during the application. The track will be closed for area walkers and runners until the work is completed. 2. State Sen. Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge) voted against the bill that would provide a $51 million bailout for the MBTA. In a release, Moore stated he was among the nine state senators who advocated against the bill, which will cover a third of the MBTA debt. …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
With temperatures forecast for the high 90s Wednesday and Thursday, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers some suggestions for keeping cool.
The first excessive heat of the summer is expected to arrive Wednesday, when temperatures across Massachusetts could approach 100 degrees. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 96 on Wednesday and Thursday, before temperatures cool on Friday to 88. A hazardous weather outlook, issued early Tuesday by the National Weather Service, states that a "high probability" exists of hot, humid conditions Wednesday and Thursday across Massachusetts. "Maximum heat indices should reach around 100 degrees both days, especially across the lower Connecticut River Valley, interior Eastern Massachusetts as well as the urban areas of Boston and Providence," the National Weather Service wrote. "Heat advisories may be needed in portions of the region…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Today's Five Things column is devoted to heat-related ailments, and how to avoid them.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. On Sunday, as temperatures neared 90 degrees, at least two people in Milford were reportedly showing symptoms of heat exhaustion, and ambulances were dispatched to help them. Courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here are five facts about heat-related illnesses: 1. Certain kinds of jobs put people at risk of heat stress. They include: outdoor workers, firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, boiler room workers, and factory workers. In any kind of job, people who are 65 or older, who are overweight, have heart disease or …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Here are five ways to beat the heat.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. With another day expected to hit 90 degrees in Milford, the following tips are aimed at helping people survive the heat, and avoid heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. The information is provided by the Milford Senior Center publication, the Elder Milfordian. 1. Never leave a person or a pet in a car that is unattended, even with the windows down. The temperature can rise inside vehicles, compared to the outdoors, very quickly. 2. Drink plenty of water or fruit or veggie juices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. 3. Limit your time outdoors, especially in the afternoon, when …